Ramadan Reminder #25
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What not to do to a fellow Muslim
Mohammed alameen wa sallahu wa salam O Allah should have an MBA with mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to Stephen Catherine cathedra from abajo.
Sisters, I remember our chef chef was out of the bucket, having a lot used to say that
if there is one surah that
we must make fun of than every Muslim to memorize, that is sort of a giraffe.
Because the giraffe has so many beautiful lessons and so many directions for people on how to live Islam, and hamdulillah. This is, I think, very, very good advice.
To read the surah, to study this Torah, to memorize the surah and to constantly remind ourselves of what the law of the omake should be.
That's why when I wrote this book, I called it a class of unity. Because today, whether we like it or not, the fact is that you and I
are representatives of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And I'm saying whether you like it or not, because, you know, we like to be representatives in a in the good aspect of it, meaning the honor of it. But sometimes we forget the bearer responsibility that falls on the person who is the representative of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I would say somebody like Bahasa Selim, because there is nobody like mama Salah.
Now I'm saying whether you like it or not, because this is how the world has chosen to define us.
Many times we complain and we hear these complaints, people say, Why do people see things in terms of Muslim terms? If somebody from Muslim man or woman does something wrong? Why don't people just say that they did this or Fatima did this. White Buster say a Muslim did this.
But if you reflect and see the example from the Sierra and from the lives of the Sahara,
the Sahara, his attitude was the opposite. They would say COVID Xanadu said become like us. They saw themselves as representatives of Islam, and they live their lives, like representatives of Islam. And the people you want to know somebody says, teach me about Islam. They said, Look at me,
teach me the business principles of Islam. And if you ask this Rosati was a business, a businessman, business person, he will perhaps tell you come and sit in my shop, come and see my business. You want to know the principles of doing business in Islam, he won't send you to, you know, to an MBA college he would say come and look at my business. Please go and study.
If the person says, teach me the rules of or teach me the Islamic principles of a marriage, he would say come and see what happens in my home. How must I bring up my children look at my children. Now this is the beauty of Islam which is that Islam is the name of a practice.
Islam is not the name of a theory is not is not the name of a philosophy is not is not even the name of a theology by itself. It is the name of a practice. And like all practices, Islam benefits, the one who practices not only the one who knows about it. I give this example all the time because it's a easy example to understand if I became the world's most knowledgeable person, the world's greatest scholar on judo. And if I wrote 20 books on Judo, and I know everything about Judo, right, its history where it started, who started it, what was the name of the person who started his own line, who was his father was his grandfather, all the circumstances that led to this person inventing this
martial art called Google. Now, if I know all the physics of the angles of throws, that where the father was applied the principles of leverage that lead to the throws in judo, I know all of this, but believe it
or actually not learn and practice Judo in a dojo under his Judo teacher. Then if I go onto the street and somebody attacks me, even though I am the world's greatest expert on Judo, I will be flat on my
Back in one minute.
My knowledge about Judo will not help me. All the books that I wrote about Judo will not help me if I do not practice judo.
And how does the practice of judo start? as me because I have practiced Judo, I practice Aikido books.
It starts by for me learning how to fall, what is the first thing they do to you, when you go to the Judo they throw.
You fall and you fall and you fall and you fall and you learn how to fall without hurting yourself. And only then you get to the stage where they teach you how to talk.
That is the situation with Islam.
If you want to benefit from Islam, you have to practice Islam, just knowing about Islam doesn't help. So should we not know about Islam, of course, because nobody's law. You cannot practice Islam unless you know about Islam. You cannot practice Judo unless you know about judo. But if if, if our effort stops with knowing about and it does not go from knowing about practicing, than just the knowing about is worthless, it will not help us. So it's extremely important for us to focus on practicing what we are learning.
If that is the name for a suit
that suits it, it would be sure to oma,
it is a surah, which has priceless instructions about building a community and keeping it together. While honoring all kinds of diversity. This is one of our biggest issues today, which is that we are split into into divisions and into all kinds of things. And we all say well, you know what to do, we are so diverse. We have people today, Islam has spread all over the world, that is a good news. The bad news is that because Islam spread all over the world, that Muslims have now acquired customs and practices and cultures, from all kinds of places. And therefore This has resulted in divisions. The thing I want to remind you of myself is that that exit was the exact situation even at the time when
I was a seller, the Muslim community at the time
was a very diverse community. There are people of different races, there are people of different cultures, there are people who spoke different languages, yet Russia was able to forge a single unit, which was based on a brotherhood of faith. Now, how did he do that? What are the principles or rules of that we learn from this surah and that is the whole issue of of love of the Almighty.
Our world today, this is a huge challenge. And one of the factors which is critical to our success as leaders to be able to forge a unit from people in it who are diverse.
And that's about it that mentioned in these is of
something which is a terminal illness, so to speak, with respect to building the oma. So we are starting from what not to do before we go to what to do because if we can, if you can block the things that destroy the oma then inshallah, we'll be safe. irrespective of whatever else we do, even if you don't if you are not too strong or building as long as we are
stopping the forces of destruction, we are on to a good thing. Now, what I'm going to tell you is something which destroys all the good work of bringing hearts together, as surely as the hidden work of termites in the massive beams of a roof will suddenly bring it down on the heads of the occupants of that house. This is such a major danger that Allah subhanaw taala explained it with a very graphic example unless rather than as an overlay
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Let not one group of you make fun of or mock another group, it may be that the latter the second group are better than the former, the ones who are being mocked, it is possible that in the sight of Allah, they are better than the people who are mocking them, nor let some women mock other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former, nor should you defame one another. nor should you insult one another by bad nicknames. How bad is it, that you insert your brother after having faith? How bad is it to insert one's brother after having faith? And whosoever does not revenge, then such Indeed, the transgressors they are bizarrely born and then Allah said Oh, believe? Why suspicion
don't suspect people. Indeed, some suspicions are sins and gold spy and don't bad bite one another. Would one of you would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Surely you would hate it. So hate backbiting and fear Allah subhanho wa Taala anger fear Allah. Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who accepts repentance and is the Most Merciful.
it? It's very,
very, very critical that we understand this whole issue of backbiting. The whole issue of calling people names, the whole issue of criticizing one another mocking one another. mela protect us today. The another big issue is pronouncing the field. Right, saying that sounds
so and so is is not a Muslim, as if we can go into their hearts to see whether there is faith or not. There's a famous incident in the Sierra, where, in one husba, in one, Syria, actually, in one battle, Osama bin Zayed Al Otto, who was like the grandson of us. He was the son of Libyan Heidi,
who was the one that called Zayed bin Mohammed until Allah subhanaw taala.
bribie did adoption, as in giving your name to an adopted child.
Islam does not prevent you from taking care of orphans but you can't give them your name, their biological parents have rights and their biological parents name is what they will carry. And also if you are raising somebody that are that that child does not become your child, that child does not inherit from you. If you need to give that child something you have to give during your lifetime. If you have some other children along with that child, then at the time when you die, there is no inheritance for the adopted child so called adopt a child and your property and wealth will will go only to your natural biological children. This is a side note just so that we clear this. So it was
one of the little vellano in one battle. He was fighting he saw a man who he had personal enmity with that damage is to not only work on two sides of the, in this battle, but also in this particular person for whatever reason. Allah knows best. That person knows where enemies they did not like each other. But when they were when they came when the clash was happening or about to happen. That man said, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah subhana wa humbler asuma. That man accepted Islam, he called out and he said, I believe in Allah subhanaw taala and the solar system
was available despite that kill the man.
Now other people also saw this. So they came and when they came back, they
complained to a source of selling and this summer killed a man who accepted Islam. Now obviously that is something which is prohibited even in the bucket. It is very clear that if somebody comes
on your site, accept resembling what he has come to your site. If he does that, then you would like him, you can kill him. Now, this happened when this happened because I was overloaded.
So as soon as somebody called him, I'm talking about pronouncing taxi according somebody's cover, and then saying that Oh, but you know this, that is one and we justify our wrong action. So as soon as so called Musab is over Delano, and he asked him, he said what it is
that you killed a man who had declared the Shahada
who spontaneously said yes, and he did that only to escape that he that was not in his heart. He didn't do that sincerely. He did that only to escape.
Masood Azhar asylums, blessed face became red with anger.
As soon as
you open this just to see whether there was email, did you open his chest to see whether there was sincerity?
Now think about this. When we pronounced that feel of somebody availa protect us. There are people that Muslims are doing this all the time. Right? Whichever group you belong to, you point to somebody else or other group and you say they are not Muslim does that I'm not saying that every practice that everybody do, everybody's doing is right. No, there are wrong practices. The correct practice is what our solar system and his haba did. There is no doubt about this, that who doesn't have did not bring multiple flavors of Islam. As soon as there is a number one religion, and that one religion is Islam, and how that religion is to be practiced and live by the finest example is
the life of a soulless wrestler himself. And the lives of his Sahaba are one layer image by who he taught to learn from him. What they did is correct. What anyone else does, will be correct, provided it tallies with what rasulillah salam did. And if it does not tally, it doesn't matter. Who that knew who that person is, we do not follow that person we follow. So there's no doubt about this, however,
to criticize somebody else who is boosted by you might say, Well, you know, if you are doing these practices, they are not Muslim, they have left Islam. Let me remind you of these officers. They asked him this, he
said, the one who said I said La La La La Jolla, he said the one who said La la la la, who prays in the direction of our karma, and who eats what is not just three things, right? That the boundary of Islam, somebody who, who believes in the Shahada,
who has taken the Shahada, who believes in Allah subhanaw taala and his message,
and who demonstrates that believe, by Salah
that the person prays
and plays in the direction of things or the direction, and that person eats what we slaughter, which means that he is part of the Muslim Brotherhood, there is an assumption that person is a Muslim. Now, whatever else he might be doing, supposing he is doing these three things, but he's also drinking alcohol is also doing something. He's also has, you know, interest based transactions, banking transactions, maybe he's going in the, you know, to some grave and he is, apparently because of what we see, we don't know what is in his heart. You see him, you know, standing at the grave with his hands like this or something, whatnot. I'm not saying all of these practices are right,
they are not right. What is not correct is not correct. But do I have or do you have a right to pronounce the creed of that person? Do you have a right to say he or she is not a Muslim? No, we do not have please let allesandro data decide who's listening anonymously. As far as we are concerned as long as
as long as a person is praying, as long as a person each one is not a he's a Muslim Jesus name. They are our brothers and sisters. If we have a problem with anything that they do, let us go talk to them. Let us sit with them. Let us make friends with them. Let us be nice to them. Do not pronounce that feed or criticize them do are definitely bad by them. Don't knock them don't give them nasty names. All of this Allah subhanaw taala has prohibited
yes Babu. circumcised circumstance the revelation of these two episodes 11 and 12. They are related in two incidents, one concerning Sabbath and Christ being Seamus who was hard of hearing and he used to sit next to news. One day he came late and then he started to step over the people who get close to a service or a salon and he called our boo boo boo. Someone told him sit down where you are. There is a place that so he goes there man he reviled that man and Allah subhanho wa Taala
review these if you've got any any customer, and also the circumstances of Revelation, they've heard one incident where our mothers Isaiah and hafsa or Viola Anwar, they made fun of masala dalada because she was shocked and others made fun of Sofia bento a bit as well on her because she was ethnically Jewish. She complained Rosa Salaam, and he said you should have told them that my father is Harun. My uncle is Musa and my husband is Mohammed assassin. So you know he gave an answer which, which converted him. People also complain that others were calling, calling them by derogatory names. Allah subhanaw taala that then revealed this if and Allah knows best. Now brothers sisters,
what is the result of suspicion which Allah subhanaw taala forbid us from having an he called it a sin? What is the result of being so eager to believe the worst about our brothers and sisters, and so reluctant to change that opinion, no matter how much evidence is produced to show that you are wrong, this is the cause of the terminal illness of the heart. And I refer to this terminal illness which is called Viva backbiting and all its branches, which is Botox, which is slander and Nabina, which is innuendo that Allah protect us from this, my beloved sisters, please the member and understand that. This is like literally from the perspective of the Brotherhood of the fifth, this
is like I mentioned, this is like the,
like termites, it eats up from inside from within,
like, eat suffer with it. And you don't even know that until the whole building collapses on top of our heads. So let us be let us look at this thing and be very serious about this. I was right that I began this either wanting us to remember the basis of our brotherhood, which is faith in him and worshiping Him alone, as He alone is worthy of worship. So unless rather private to people from mocking one another and loving it rather, loving with one another is good, it's good humor, we should all laugh together. But laughing at yourself is very important. Because otherwise we take ourselves too seriously and that is bad, but laughing at people. This is haram laughing at one
another. This is not not a good thing. to mock somebody, especially a believer is clearly privated. In this app, let us reflect on why mocking is prohibited so emphatically, because mocking is a result of arrogance. You only mock those you look down on and consider yourself to be superior. This is the surest way to enter Jannah Selim said you know how this merited Bob Dylan muscle. He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride of arrogance, shall not enter Jannah he's a person among his heroes. listening to him, they asked they said Verily a person loves that his dress should be good and his shoes should be good and so on. Let me tell us the opposite. Verily, Allah is
graceful and he loves grace. Now allow Jamil hobo, Jamal, right is to look down on people, it is to disdain the truth out of God out of conceit and to have contempt for the people. And this is in say a Muslim, I really asked you and I remind myself, let us be very clear, and let us look at how we behave and what we do. And let us keep very, very far from arrogance, from looking down on others, and from mocking people from making fun of people from giving them bad nicknames, from definitely from backbiting from slandering. From Nabina, which is casting aspersions and innuendo, it is very important for us to change our ways of behavior, and to stand up against this anytime we see it. So
not only must we not do it, we must also stop other people from doing the same